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Friday, Jun 21, 2019

* Amanda Vinicky

Recreational marijuana is all but a done deal in Illinois. Late last month, Illinois became the first state in the nation to approve such a measure via a legislative body, rather than a referendum.

But on Tuesday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expected to make it final.

Multiple sources tell WTTW News that the governor, who campaigned on legalizing recreational adult use cannabis, is scheduled to sign that law June 25.

Legal weed is still about six months away, as the law won’t actually take effect until Jan. 1, 2020.

That signing date is confirmed.

* The Question: Your mood next Tuesday?

- Posted by Rich Miller        

54 Comments
  1. - TheInvisibleMan - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 2:14 pm:

    Dave’s not here man.


  2. - Micheal Madigan - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 2:17 pm:

    Lit


  3. - Because I said so... - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 2:20 pm:

    High as a kite, and I just might stop to check you out.


  4. - Interim Retiree - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 2:23 pm:

    Everything is copacetic (or do you say copesthetic?)


  5. - MakePoliticsCoolAgain - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 2:23 pm:

    Puff, puff, pass.


  6. - Red Ranger - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 2:25 pm:

    There are a few Big Lebowski quotes that come to mind, but I think they would violate blog rules.


  7. - TopHatMonocle - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 2:28 pm:

    Doing the dab


  8. - SSL - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 2:29 pm:

    It’s been a long time coming.


  9. - Cheryl44 - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 2:32 pm:

    Pleased, and oddly hungry.


  10. - Nieva - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 2:33 pm:

    Got my happy on.


  11. - Rockford's Finest - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 2:35 pm:

    Time to celebrate


  12. - Jocko - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 2:35 pm:

    Mellow (hopefully unharshed)


  13. - Casual observer - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 2:38 pm:

    Nothing will change for me. I use casually and freely admit it.


  14. - Grandson of Man - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 2:40 pm:

    One toke over the line, sweet Jesus.


  15. - unclesam - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 2:41 pm:

    If planned correctly, Pritzker will sign it at 4:20pm


  16. - Grandson of Man - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 2:46 pm:

    Sgt. Stedenko. Go with it.

    https://youtu.be/YidpkNXMqaY


  17. - SpfdNewb - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 2:47 pm:

    “How am I driving?” “I think we’re parked, man.”


  18. - Huh? - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 2:53 pm:

    Don’t harsh my mellow, man.


  19. - Amalia - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 2:54 pm:

    Hopeful. Is it within the law to have a private Rich Miller function where all sorts of newly legal substances are imbibed? a girl can hope.


  20. - AlfondoGonz - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 2:54 pm:

    Lifted.


  21. - Rich Miller - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 2:59 pm:

    ===Is it within the law to have a private Rich Miller function===

    You hosting?


  22. - Gruntled University Employee - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 3:03 pm:

    Sitting here with a soon to be Legal Smile. Hat tip to John Prine.


  23. - Anyone Remember - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 3:07 pm:

    The final metaphoric stake through the metaphorical hearts of Harry J. Anslinger & Jack Webb!


  24. - Grimm - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 3:09 pm:

    I am quietly elated…to know that my vote helped bring this glorious moment to fruition.


  25. - Name game - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 3:12 pm:

    ‘ere


  26. - Unpopular - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 3:13 pm:

    At best I am sad for Illinois that we have regressed as a state toward legalizing juvenile behavior.

    At worst I am fearful for the health consequences that otherwise reasonable people are willing to ignore because their particular addiction is being normalized.

    NPR, Washington Post, Harvard Medical School, the Atlantic and a multitude of others have published reports and studies in the last week showing the damaging effect this will have, especially on young people.

    Sorry if this makes me fatally uncool - I just prefer living in a place that doesn’t mock caution and sanity.


  27. - Name game - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 3:13 pm:

    No stems no seeds that you don’t need…


  28. - Rich Miller - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 3:18 pm:

    ===Sorry if this makes me fatally uncool ===

    No, it makes you ignorant, regressive and repressive.


  29. - Ducky LaMoore - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 3:23 pm:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyvgFFAzwzA


  30. - Huh? - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 3:25 pm:

    Learned how to hand roll a cigarette last week. Now use newly learned skill to roll a blunt.


  31. - Lurker - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 3:26 pm:

    After a failed online search, I must ask (as a non-pot guy) …
    is there significance of 625 or June 25 for pot smokers?


  32. - SpfdNewb - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 3:27 pm:

    Unpopular, mocking caution and sanity would be not paying debts when due. How did that work for the previous Governor? Also, I read the Atlantic daily. The last two articles on cannabis within the last week on that site were about an ancient Chinese artifact with ties to cannabis and how medical cannabis will probably not slow down the opioid epidemic. Stop lying, please.


  33. - jaykayse - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 3:29 pm:

    Don’t bogart that joint, my friend…pass it over to me.


  34. - 37B - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 3:32 pm:

    “Strike a Match and Light and Light Another . . .”
    Cat Mother and the All Night News Boys.

    “I Got Stoned and I Missed It”
    Shel Silverstein


  35. - frisbee - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 3:34 pm:

    cottonmouthed is how i will feel.

    ===legalizing juvenile behavior===

    Your comments on all the cannabis posts on Capfax are not getting any better. The bill legalizes adults to consume cannabis not toilet paper their rivals house.


  36. - Boone's is Back - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 3:41 pm:

    Well, it’s all going to pot
    Whether we like it or not
    The best I can tell
    The world’s gone to hell
    And we’re sure gonna miss it a lot


  37. - XonXoff - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 3:42 pm:

    Optimistic.

    Q: Do you know if he’s also signing SB2023 on Tuesday?


  38. - Truthteller - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 3:43 pm:

    Illinois has restored my faith in common sense…led by Priztker and the leadership we haven’t seen in a couple decades.


  39. - Collinsville Kevin - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 3:52 pm:

    Impatient. Will have to purchase illegally another 3-4 times.


  40. - Nameless - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 3:52 pm:

    Spark a fatty!


  41. - SpfdNewb - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 3:54 pm:

    -Q: Do you know if he’s also signing SB2023 on Tuesday?-

    Reading the summary, I have to assume the Gov. will sign it as well. But don’t take my word for it.


  42. - Lucky Pierre - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 3:55 pm:

    a lot of Dudes will have the munchies

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQHUKyPqiqM


  43. - JS Mill - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 3:57 pm:

    Happy. I might try some edibles or something once this all goes active.


  44. - Res Melius - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 3:58 pm:

    Bemused, bothered and bewildered as it was inevitable. However, I will not be partaking.


  45. - Mark - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 4:00 pm:

    Confused. Do I start with Peter Tosh, Bob Marley or the good ole Grateful Dead as the musical accompaniment?


  46. - @misterjayem - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 4:00 pm:

    “Your mood next Tuesday?”

    L7

    – MrJM


  47. - Six Degrees of Separation - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 4:05 pm:

    Pretty much unchanged, I have friends who have used for a long time, 2 of my 3 kids do occasionally. I feel better for the riddance of a prohibition that was unevenly enforced.


  48. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 4:18 pm:

    I’ll probably have a drink… and ponder how I missed the boat being part of this new industry in Illinois.

    No, I’ll probably have two drinks…


  49. - Whatchagonnadu - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 4:39 pm:

    Vermont, not Illinois, was first (in 2018) state to legalize recreational weed by legislation


  50. - Johnnie F. - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 4:42 pm:

    My mood will be like I’m inhaling freedom.


  51. - Grandson of Man - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 4:48 pm:

    “Vermont, not Illinois, was first (in 2018) state to legalize recreational weed by legislation”

    For possession, not commercial sale. We’ll be pioneers in full legalization by state government.


  52. - Nick Name - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 4:56 pm:

    I cannot partake, being allergic to cannabis. But I am happy for this law. Congratulations to everyone.


  53. - Flynn's Mom - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 5:07 pm:

    Everyday is 420.


  54. - Maryjane - Friday, Jun 21, 19 @ 5:18 pm:

    Unpopular: Cry more.

    My mood shall be: Delighted, to have some personal liberty restored after relocating recently from a Free-State.


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